January 9, 2018 (Chino Hills, CA) – The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to Red Bucket Equine Rescue as of November 20, 2017.
Accreditation signifies that Red Bucket Equine Rescue meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also signifies adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.
“We are proud to announce the transition from Verified to Accredited status of Red Bucket Equine Rescue,” said Valerie Taylor, GFAS Program Director-Equine. “The professionalism, business structure, and culture put in place at Red Bucket provides a strong backbone to ensure consistent, quality care for the equines, while helping the group to forge ties within their local community and beyond.”
Susan Peirce, Red Bucket Founder and President said, ““we are honored to have completed the rigorous standards in order to transition from Verified to GFAS Accredited. Red Bucket is committed to being a point of pride in the communities it serves, working earnestly to end suffering and abuse, while offering a lifesaving solution for unwanted horses.”
The GFAS Equine Accreditation Program is made possible by a generous grant from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® and the Kenneth Scott Charitable Trust.
About Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the sole purpose of strengthening and supporting the work of animal sanctuaries, rescues, and rehabilitation centers worldwide. The goal of GFAS in working with and assisting these animal care facilities is to ensure they are supported, honored, recognized and rewarded for meeting important criteria in providing care to the animals in residence. GFAS was founded in 2007 by animal protection leaders from a number of different organizations in response to virtually unchecked and often hidden exploitation of animals for human entertainment and financial profit. The GFAS Board of Directors guides the organization’s work in a collaborative manner. While the board includes those in top leadership at The Humane Society of the United States, International Fund for Animal Welfare, and American Anti-Vivisection Society, all board members serve as individuals dedicated to animal sanctuaries. www.sanctuaryfederation.org.
About Red Bucket Equine Rescue
Red Bucket Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit horse rescue located in Chino Hills, California. Founded in January 2009, Red Bucket’s mission is: To save and rehabilitate horses, restore their trust in humankind, and find them safe, loving, permanent, adoptive homes. Red Bucket unconditionally serves the untrained, lame, sick, abused, old and forgotten. The organization’s phenomenal results and low return rate are due to their emphasis on restoring trust, skillful rehabilitation, and their extensive training program. For more information, visit https://redbucketrescue.org/ or call 909-627-2524.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/aspca.